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May 9, 2010
CFP: Violent Masculinities: Early Modern Texts and Modern Images
"From Lavinia's rape and dismemberment in Titus Andronicus to the
decimation of villains in The Faerie Queene, early modern texts are rife with acts of spectacular violence in part because of the central role they play in constituting and contesting early modern masculinity. Similarly, modern popular culture has proliferated and valorized images of violent masculinity, both in adaptations of early modern works (e.g. Hamlet and The Revenger's Tragedy) and in later models of heroism (e.g. the Terminator films, superhero comics). This panel welcomes papers considering historical, theoretical, literary and/or aesthetic aspects of violent masculinity, then and now."
Submission deadline for abstracts: May 21, 2010.
More information: Calls for Papers website.